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Old Posted Feb 19, 2016, 8:41 AM
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Need some architectural/engineering advice

Hey guys. Been living in China for a long time now and I've decided to get a home gym. Although I'm sure it's not really an issue I think it's better to ask first and see what somebody with expertise has to say.

I'm a reasonably strong guy and I lift fairly heavy weights. My question is one concerning floor support.
As with all homes in China we're talking about concrete here. Fifth floor. I'm guessing the equipment itself will be in the range of about 200 kgs. Because I lift pretty heavy we're probably adding another 250 kgs of weights as well. So somewhere in the neighborhood of 450 kgs spread over about 6 square meters.

Not sure about reinforcement or concrete thickness but I've not read about any collapsing or anything so it must be reasonably thick.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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